Friday, July 23, 2010

Toy Story 3

Director : Lee Unkrich and written by Michael Arndt

Starring: Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and Andy (John Morris).

Pixar are back with Toy Story 3 and it is a cracker full of fun for both adults’ children alike. The story is Andy is now grown older and about to leave home for college. He decides to take Woody for sentimental reasons but the other toys face the prospect of being thrown on a rubbish truck. Fate however has them wind up in a day centre for toddlers. At first everything appears to be going well with new friends and children until they realise the kids are spoilt brats who whack, batter and abuse them. The worse is yet to come when new friends turn out to be cruel captors when the children have gone. The sinister, Lots-o’-Huggin (Ned Beatty) is the leader of the day centre toys and shows little mercy to Buzz and his friends. Faced with this and the prospect of being incinerated, Buzz and crew plan to escape from Sunny Side. All of which provides the backdrop for some dazzling and alarming moments. The 3D animation is glorious, and the plot turns are relentlessly witty, from the love affair between a discarded Barbie and a wonderfully camp Ken, to the scene in which Mr Potato Head has to make do with a floppy tortilla for a body. Take your handkerchiefs as they milk the sentiment but the climax of this 3 D movie is riveting (and worth the cost of the ticket, alone). Fear not because Pixar will be back with Toy Story 4.

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